Oct 2, 2012 5:00am EDT
. fed chief ben bernanke renewed the central bank's pledge to keep record low interest rates to spur the economy, even after it regains momentum. >>> analysts say winter holiday shopping will rise 4.1% this year. that's slightly lower than predictions for the past two years. >>> jpmorgan chase is the first target of a justice department investigation into the financial crisis. a civil lawsuit alleges bear stearns, bought by jpmorgan in a fire sale, carried out billions of dollars in mortgage-backed securities fraud. >>> american express has agreed to pay $112.5 million to settle federal charges of illegal late fees. >>> the multibillion-dollar fraud carried out by bernard madoff began as far back as the early 1970s. that's according to a rewritten indictment bringing new charges against four longtime madoff employees. >>> a trader joe's peanut butter recall linked to cases of salmonella has now spread to nut butter recalls at multiple national chains including whole foods, target and stop 'n shop. >>> honda is recalling 3,000 accords. >>> congratulations to yahoo!'s marissa mamaier.
Oct 1, 2012 5:00am EDT
report comes out friday, but will be high on investors' agenda all week. fed chair ben bernanke's latest take on the economy will also get a lot of attention when minutes from the federal reserve's latest policy meeting are released. september auto sales are also on tap. some experts predict sales are up nearly 11% over last year. >>> meanwhile, according to aaa, the price of regular gas is down about five cents in the past week to an average $3.81 a gallon. >>> overseas this morning, uncertainty about spain's bailout weighed down asian stocks. thousands filled spain's capital this weekend to protest sweeping budget cuts and austerity measures included in a 2013 draft budget. >>> elsewhere, on the heels of apple's flawed debut of its new mapping app, nokia and oracle customers will have access to nokia's data and location services. >> hewlett-packard is set to roll out a new tablet device today that will work with microsoft's new windows 8 operating system. the elite pad 900 comes at a time when, according to new research, half of all adult americans now own either a tablet computer or a
Oct 1, 2012 9:00am EDT
maybe that's affecting the markets. >> becomy for behind the scenes piece. it was how ben bernanke worked and got qe3. >> it brings the consensus. >>> next at the brink, we're taking a deep dive into the escalating turmoil across the middle east. "the daily rundown" will be back in 30 seconds. >>> new violence and turmoil across the middle east and afghanistan is putting the u.s. on edge. deep dive is about the renewed focus on the region that is at the brink. from israel and iran to libya and syria. situations are deteriorating in some places with alarming speed. in afghanistan, attacks by the taliban and afghan security are forcing the u.s. to rethink its commitment to america's longest war. a string of suicide attacks in iraq show a country still racked with sectarian violence nine months after america's exit there. in libya, of course, the u.s. is grappling with questions about security lapses in the wake of the murders of the ambassador. >>> they battle bashar al assad's regime. your all of it is the escalating confrontation between israel and iran which has become the flash point. m
Oct 2, 2012 6:00am EDT
. >> that was chairman of the federal reserve ben bernanke yesterday discussing the fed's impact on the recovery of the housing market. and joining us now, co-host of cnbc's squawk on the street david faber, and doug lebda. good to have you both onboard this morning. it seems to me housing always seems like a separate issue that maybe didn't get talked about as much. is that retrospectively incorrect? because it does seem so fundamental, david. >> it's fundamental in the economy in many ways. certainly helped us during the boom period in housing that we saw adding to gdp, construction, and so many other things. people refinancing their homes. it hasn't been discussed that much, you're right, particularly given that the president seems to have backed off a bit, perhaps, on a number of plans that would've relieved people from mortgages that they otherwise are not in a great position to pay but there was a lot of political opposition to that. but housing is starting to come back. we are starting to see real signs of not just stabilization but even perhaps some growth. doug can speak, i'm s